“I am leaving you with a gift – a peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” – Jesus in John 14:27 “Peace be with you,” – resurrected Jesus in John 20:21, 26
You can carry the presence of God, peace within you, wherever you go.
Bring spiritual peace: carry the presence, speak life, operate in spiritual gifts.
Jesus interacted with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, while He walked the earth. Jesus followed the lead of God in where He went, who He reached out to, and what He said. “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God,” John 4:34
“those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again, you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now, salvation comes, I Am the Messiah,” John 4:1-42
“Go in peace. Your suffering is over.” – Jesus to woman healed from 12 years of constant bleeding in Mark 5:34
“I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk! Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord,” Acts 3 Peter heals a man crippled from birth.
“The Holy Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over and walk along beside,’…’Do you understand what you are reading?’ So beginning with this same Scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus.” Acts 8:26-40 Philip with the Treasurer of the Ethiopian Queen.
“’Go, ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is praying to me right now. I have shown him a vision of a man named Ananias coming in and laying hands on him so he can see again.’” Acts 9 Ananias and Saul
God sends an angel to Cornelius and gives Peter a vision to prepare them for a meeting where God would reveal the Good News to the Gentiles.
“I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism. In every nation He accepts those who fear Him and do what is right. This is the message of the Good News for the people of Israel- that there is peace with God through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.” Acts 10
God can direct you with where & when to go, what to do, who to talk with, and what to say.
Gifts of the Spirit – 1 Corinthians 12 Word of Wisdom Word of Knowledge Great Faith Healing Miracles Prophecy
When we start each day with quiet time, conversation, with God we will gain a better sense of what God is directing us to do. In this way we can help people discover eternal peace by taking next steps in following Jesus.
“For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.” Ephesians 6:15
How can a home bring peace to a neighborhood? There is a peace, a healthy state that we can find in Jesus. We can be safe and sound, able to rest and function at full capacity, complete, with our guilt removed, and free to enjoy life. Our God wants us to receive it and share it with others. We should understand this, pray for it, and work toward such a peace in ourselves, in our homes, in our neighborhoods, and in our city. In this way we will pursue peaceful relationships inside our homes through forgiveness. Jesus motivates us to love neighbors by listening to them in an attempt to understand them and build relationships. This listening works best when we host people with food and offer to help them in what they’re doing. From this context we may create new personal relationships and repair broken ones. We will work toward natural peace and we will bring the spiritual peace of our God. Our homes will be a gathering place for our church family to grow. We will pray for our neighbors and our neighborhood. Our homes will bring peace to the neighborhood.